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[ABOVE] Boston VA helps Veterans address the stigma of mental health problems

[Video] Once-homeless Veteran no longer adrift thanks to VA community life raft

For Maine Veteran Bill Marinelli, becoming homeless at age 70 was like finding himself floating aimlessly down a river. “You see people on the banks,” he explains, “but you’re not a part of them.”


Homeless Veteran

Twin Veterans

Twin Veteran sisters continue to serve

When you look at VA employees and identical twins Judith Ruiz and Yolanda Ruiz-Isales, there are the obvious physical similarities you’d expect from twins. Even on paper, the similarities will make you do a double-take. Army careers of 27 years, all in nursing, degrees in nursing, advanced degrees in nursing management and officer training courses that span three decades.


Million Veteran Program

What happens to a Veteran’s DNA when they join the Million Veteran Program?

VA launched the Million Veteran Program (MVP) in 2011, with the goal of enabling genomic discoveries that can translate into improvements in health care for Veterans and the nation at large. With nearly 500,000 Veterans enrolled to date, the program is already one of the world’s largest databases of health and genomic information. The database is expected to serve as a national resource for an unprecedented scope of discovery, including in precision medicine

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This week we honor Christopher Evanson.

Chris joined the Coast Guard in November 2001 and served as a Public Affairs Specialist.

He was awarded two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and a Humanitarian Service Medal for his selfless and exemplary service.


Christopher Evanson

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